Internship In Professional Psychology

  • Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association

    The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Internship Program in the Department of Psychological Services follows a Practitioner-Scholar Training Model that provides psychology interns the skills and training necessary to become successful practitioners of child and adolescent psychology, with an emphasis on psychological services within a school district. By integrating the best available research, clinical expertise, and knowledge of complex client factors, interns are trained to provide comprehensive evidence-based practice in psychology during their internship year and beyond.

    Interns practice thinking critically and evaluating the findings of empirically-based knowledge within the context of a broad base of practically applied experiences. Training also emphasizes the ability to use these skills in different settings and with a diverse range of children and adolescents; to act and present information in a professional, ethical manner; and to communicate recommendations effectively to students, parents, school personnel, and other mental healthcare professionals.

    Interns also learn the importance of continuing their professional education by attending and/or presenting at conventions/workshops that increase their professional expertise, that maintain current knowledge in the profession, and that pursue areas of specialization within their chosen field. Additionally, interns are provided opportunities to develop and hone their own teaching and presentation skills by providing training and staff development workshops to school staff, parents, and Psychological Services staff members. 

    Our internship training program has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1992. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

    Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
    American Psychological Association
    750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
    Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org 
    Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation 

    Specific information regarding the application to our internship program can be found at the end of this web page.